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Ivan Rosales, a DREAMer: Will You Donate to DREAM Summer?

by Guest Blogger on 12/21/2012 at 2:25pm

Because I’m undocumented, my options for scholarships and work experience have always been limited.

But last year, I was selected to participate in a unique program called Dream Summer, which provided me with a summer internship at one of the top national social justice organizations, leadership training and a $5,000 college scholarship.

The scholarship helped finance my first semester of graduate school at New York University and I now have a great job where I’m applying the skills I learned this summer.

Please donate $5 to the DREAM Summer Program to help DREAMers like me pay for college and take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Since the holidays are all about giving, I wanted you to know how last year’s gift of a DREAM Summer helped me, and ask if you could give that same gift to four additional talented students.

America’s Voice Education Fund is partnering with the Dream Summer program to raise $20,000 to provide four more DREAMers with the same opportunity I had.

Could you donate $5 to sponsor four more DREAMers’ participation in DREAM Summer?

DREAM Summer brought me one step closer to achieving my dream of going to medical school and becoming a doctor – helping people in the U.S. and around the world.  I was amazed to learn that over a thousand people applied for just 150 scholarship awards last year.

It would be great if you could provide a gift to enable even more students to benefit from the financial assistance, work experience and leadership development I got.

I hope you’ll consider making a $5 gift to support DREAMers!

Sincerely yours,

Ivan Rosales

Dream Summer Class of 2012

Masters Degree Candidate in Bioethics, New York University

P.S. Your holiday gift to DREAMers is entirely tax-deductible and every penny goes to DREAMers.  You can also give a gift on behalf of someone else.

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